Today was Ludwig's birthday. Though, he was a good friend of yours, you had never thought much about doing anything for his birthday. However, a couple of weeks ago his older brother, Gilbert had came to you asking if you'd make a special cake for Ludwig and you agreed. The only problem was, you weren't all that good at baking. You wanted to go out and buy cake mix, but Gilbert had told you to make it from scratch, using all natural ingredients. Man, how you regretted agreeing to this.
You stared at the baking ingredients to make the cake, tapping your index finger on the table, you pondered on what to do. You never thought that making a simple cake would involve so many ingredients, like flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, sugar, and butter. You reached your hand up and smacked yourself in the face. How could you have been so stupid?
You ran over to your phone, picking it up, you dialed your mother's number. You waited until you heard the click of someone answering on the other end. "Mom!"
"Yes? What is it, (Name)? Is something wrong?" she asked.
"No…I need to know the proper proportions to make a cake."
"Huh? What are you making a cake for?"
You fiddled around, grabbing a piece of paper along with a pen. "Look, I just need it, to ask me why. You'll find out soon enough."
Your mother was silent for a moment before sighing. "Fine, I'll tell you; first you have to preheat the oven to 350-400 degrees. You need two different mixing bowls; in one put in three cups of flour, ¾ teaspoon of baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon of salt then mix it together. In the other one, mix 2 ½ cups of sugar and 1 ½ cups of butter, mix it until it's fluffy and whipped. Then crack open five eggs, one at time and mix it thoroughly. You finally mix in the bowl with the flour, baking powder, and salt with the sugar and butter, while marrying the two bowls together add in a cup of milk. Make sure you've greased your baking pan before you put your cake mix into it. The bake time is 25-30 minutes."
You wrote down what your mother said as she spoke. You didn't think that making a cake was so complicated. Once you were finished, you grabbed the paper from the stand. "Thanks mom!" you said quickly before hanging up, not giving her the chance to respond.
You didn't have any time to waste, you only had until five o'clock to get the cake finished and get ready. You grabbed a hair tie and pulled back your (hair color & length) as you walked back into the kitchen. You clapped your hands together with a smile on your face. "Let's get started." You said to yourself as you started to prepare the cake; following the directions your mother had given you to a tee.
Once you put the cake in the oven, you ran off to your room to get dressed. You rummaged through your closet it, looking for the prefect dress to wear; you wanted something that would look cute but not too flashy. You smiled softly, pulling out a knee length dress that had black tank top straps, a gray chest piece with three buttons going down it before going into a black skirt. You removed your flour covered shirt and pants before throwing on the dress. You decided to fix your hair a little bit and put on some lip bum; you didn't need to cake your face in makeup.
Running out of your room, you sighed in relief seeing that you had just gotten out in time for the cake to be finished. Quickly, you put the icing on the cake before writing 'Happy birthday Ludwig' on it. You were happy that you had a box to put the cake in. You looked at the clock before picking up the boxed up cake and headed out the door. You had just enough time to get to Ludwig's house.
You were nervous as you walked into your friend's house, you looked around trying to find him, you honestly didn't expect there to be so many people around this time around. You held your cake close to you just to make sure that if someone happened to bump into you, you wouldn't drop it. You gasped feeling someone put their hand on your shoulder.
"Hallo, zhere (Name). You made it. Ist zhat zee cake you made for Luds?" Gilbert asked, pointing to the box.
You nodded shyly. "Where is he?"
"He's in zee kitchen. Go see him." he replied, pushing you towards the kitchen.
You walked into the kitchen, your (eye color) eyes falling onto the tall blonde German. Just by looking at him, your heart started to race and you weren't even sure why. It had never done that before; you didn't know why this time was different. You inhaled sharply as you walked up to him. "H-hey, Luddy."
Ludwig turned to look at you, raising his brow. His blue eyes looked down at the box that was in your hand. Though, he wasn't one to smile, he moved a little closer to you and gave you a small smile. "(Name), vhat ist zhat in your hands?"
Your cheeks lit up a bright red. You replayed your answer over and over again in your head, opening your mouth every so often as if you were going to say something. "I-it's…I made it for you!" you yelled, shoving the box towards his chest.
He looked at the box before taking it from you and opened it up. He sat the cake onto the counter. "Danke, (Name). You didn't have to make a cake."
"I-I wanted to be nice because you're my friend, Luddy. Also, it's to make up for never doing anything for your past birthdays." You replied, looking at him and giving him a smile.
Ludwig reached up one of his big hands and placed it on your head, his eyes locked with yours. "I vas just happy seeing you during my birthday, zhat vas a good enough present. Mein Bruder didn't say anything to you, did he?"
You lowered your head in shame. You couldn't believe you fell for Gilbert's little joke, unless it wasn't a joke and his own way of having you realize your true feelings for Ludwig. Without thinking, you threw your arms around Ludwig's neck before giving him a small kiss on the lips. You pulled back away from him before saying, "I think that's a more proper gift than that cake."
"So, Gilbert did say something to you? I von't vorry about zhat right now because I like you too, (Name). I mentioned it to Bruder und I thought he said something to you." he said, putting his hands on your hips.
You tilted your head to the side before shaking it. "Gil never mentioned anything about your liking me, Luddy. He just told me I should make you a special cake and that was is it."
Ludwig looked up from you, looking at the entry way to the kitchen, his blue eyes catching the crimson eyes of his brother. He didn't say much of anything.
"Vhat? I just vanted zee two of you to finally admit you had feelings for each other. Don't look at me like that." Gilbert said, shrugging his shoulders. "Now zhat you have, just ask her to be vith you." he added before leaving the room.
You couldn't help but laugh a little. You knew that Gilbert could be a little bit annoying but in the end he really only meant well. "I don't think you need to ask me, Luddy. I'll say yes anyways."
The German moved one of his hands from your waist and put it on your head before pulling you closer to his chest. "I had a feeling zhat you vould say zhat."
You smiled softly, looking up from his chest before leaning up and kissing him on his cheek. "Happy birthday, Luddy."